Full day » Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae (Visit).
Mycenae, ‘Rich in Gold’, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization.
Then through Argoson to Nafplio, 1st capital of Greece in 1829 – After lunch we depart for Epidaurus (Visit).
On the headland called “Nesi” at Palaia (Old) Epidaurus, the theater of the ancient city is well-preserved in the shape it acquired during the later years of its function.
Apart from few rows of seats, the cavea is made of limestone with poros staircases.
Until now, nine cunei with eighteen rows of seats have been excavated, which originally could accommodate about 2000 spectators. All the benches and thrones of the theatre carry inscriptions with the names of the donors while implying a direct relationship of the monument with the cult of Dionysus.
The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating place.
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